Building Technology FD of Science





About the course

The UK’s construction industry contributes approximately 10% to the country’s Gross Domestic Product, and employs thousands of highly-skilled workers.

The techniques and technologies used in the industry are increasingly sophisticated, and this course will equip you with all the skills and knowledge needed for success.

You will learn about the latest developments in the construction of sustainable and hi-tech buildings, and develop a wide range of management skills. And the course will help you understand the complexities of government policies and regulations, and how these affect the industry.

We use a number of different teaching methods, including work-based learning, and these will enable you to gain experience and develop a portfolio. You will also have the chance to visit exhibitions and seminars led by experts.



Building Technology - FD of Science - University Square Campus, Luton

  • Apply Via - UCAS
  • Course level - Undergraduate
  • UCAS Code - K211
  • Campus Location - University Square Campus, Luton
  • Start dates - Oct
  • Duration - 2 Years
  • Attendance - Full time | Part-time day
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Why choose this course?

  • Learn about the innovative structures, new materials and pioneering processes that are transforming the construction industry
  • Study in a dedicated environment using the very latest industry standard equipment
  • Develop the intellectual skills needed to conceptualise, develop and manage construction processes
  • Gain knowledge and insight into the government policies and regulations that affect the industry
  • Explore a wide range of areas including surveying, health and safety, construction law and CAD software applications
  • Challenge yourself on work-based projects and assignments led by highly skilled professionals who will give you the benefit of their many years of practical experience
  • Benefit from attending industry exhibitions and seminars arranged by experts



Unit Information – What Will I Learn?

Units

  • Design Principles And Structural Detailing (CBF015-1) Compulsory
  • Ppad And Health And Safety For Construction (CBF016-1) Compulsory
  • Sustainability, Environment And Construction Technology (CBF014-1) Compulsory
  • Work Based Learning A - Surveying Learning And Practical Skills For Construction (CBF020-1) Compulsory
  • Building Services And Smart Homes (CBF013-2) Compulsory
  • Building Technology (CBF021-2) Compulsory
  • Construction Contracts, Measurements And Processes (CBF020-2) Compulsory
  • Personal Development Planning (CBF009-2) Compulsory
  • Work Based Learning B - Building Structures, Services And Control (CBF012-2) Compulsory



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How will I be assessed?

A range of assessment methods are used throughout the course. The types of assessment used range from practical work that assesses the practical application of knowledge and concepts gained in lectures and seminars and also from learning acquired during self-study to presentation and report based assessments. Time controlled in-class test are also utilised to allow the students to experience and adjust to the industry requirements.

Entry requirements

A Foundation Degree will be of particular interest if you have completed a Modern Apprenticeship, vocational A levels, BTEC National or equivalent.

Foundation Degrees are also particularly suitable if you want to qualify while working.

2017/18 entry

UCAS has introduced a new tariff for courses starting from September 2017. This means the points you will be asked for are different to previous years but the grades you receive have not changed.

As a guideline, a typical offer would require you to obtain a UCAS tariff score of between 32-48 points, based on your level 3 studies.

Many students studying for foundation degrees come to us through work-based routes so you can apply for a foundation degree even if you don't have traditional academic qualifications.

We welcome applicants with relevant work experience.

Contact the Admissions Team for additional guidance on whether the qualifications you currently hold or are taking would be suitable for entry.

T: +44 (0)1582 743500
E: admission@beds.ac.uk

For more clarification about your qualifications in the new tariff see the UCAS tariff calculator

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

This course is taught by experienced professionals with focus on pragmatism and the industry requirements. Guest lecturers are also invited to share their current experience with students. The course specifically encourages the students to attend specialist seminars and trade shows to further their exposure to the current developments in the industry. By presenting your research and analysis you will also develop your presentation and communication skills, deemed to be essential by the industry. Students from this course have progressed to CAD operatives and architectural design assistant positions, as well as trainee surveyors and technical assistants in Housing Associations, Local Authority and building contractors, this is all due to the skills developed during the Work Based Learning specific to this qualification.

Professional placements

We value real-world experience to prepare you for life beyond university, which is why we’ve forged connections with thousands of companies locally, nationally and internationally. Through our placements, you can gain that all-important practical experience whilst you complete your course.

From volunteering, internships and placements, through to a fee free year in industry, we offer a whole host of opportunities to enhance your employability. Discover more



Go Global

Whether you want to learn a new language, build networks, simply have the travel bug, or want to develop new skills and life experiences, our Go Global programme offers the opportunity to broaden your horizons, enhance your CV, and gain a truly international experience, all at the same time as studying towards your undergraduate degree. The Go Global programme is open to students from the UK and EU.

Travel to exciting destinations, including:

  • China
  • Vietnam
  • India
  • New York
  • Malaysia and Singapore

At the University of Bedfordshire we ensure that your experience here is cultural, as well as academic. That’s why a whole host of opportunities are opened up to you, providing you with that all important experience to make you stand out from the crowd when it comes to getting graduates jobs.

Go Europe

Our International students meanwhile, can make the most of trips to a series of exciting European destinations. From France and Belgium, to Holland and Germany, there are plenty of places to visit, network and broaden your knowledge of the global market place, by seeing and experiencing it for yourself, first-hand.

At the University of Bedfordshire we ensure that your experience here is cultural, as well as academic. That’s why a whole host of opportunities are opened up to you, providing you with that all important experience to make you stand out from the crowd when it comes to getting graduates jobs.



Fees and Funding

  • Fees are £6,200

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

  • Fees are £6,200

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

  • International students cannot apply for Foundation Degrees.

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Facilities

Bedfordshire is a small county with lots to offer.

However you enjoy spending your free time, you won’t have to look far in Bedfordshire to find somewhere to relax, socialise or explore the great outdoors. 

We are also conveniently located around 30 minutes by train from London, offering you the city experience with a homely feel.

Bedfordshire offers:

  • A range of pubs, clubs and restaurants
  • High street and independent shopping
  • Museums, galleries and theatres - and our own University Theatre
  • Entertainment centres
  • Stunning countryside
  • Professional sport and world-class facilities
  • Headquarters of a number of notable UK and international companies
  • Luton International Carnival and Bedford River Festival

Campuses in Buckinghamshire

We also have campuses in Aylesbury and Milton Keynes

How to Apply

  • Application for most full-time undergraduate and foundation courses is via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

    We expect to receive UCAS applications between 1 September and 15 January for courses starting in the following academic year, but may consider applications received after this date should places be available.

    Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

    All UK schools and colleges are registered with UCAS to manage their students' applications. Advice on how to submit your UCAS application is available from your school or college.

    If you are not at school or college (including mature students) you should apply independently via UCAS

  • EU students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply via UCAS or direct using our admissions form

  • International students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country

    You can also apply online

    Find out more about how to apply

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